08/06/2021 - 15:41
Agriculture and Food Safety
In Ghana, cashew-a non-traditional export crop has become a major foreign exchange earner for the country. Predominantly, resource-poor smallholder farmers carry out cashew production in Ghana. Within the agricultural sector, cashew presents huge opportunities for employment and income generation for thousands of people in the transition and northern savannah vegetation zones. Quarcoo (2017) estimated that cashew generated US$ 244 million for the Government of Ghana from a total export of 163,000 MT in 2016. Cashew is one of the crops selected for the Government’s flagship programmes, planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD).